Larry Dell
Metal/Fabric Sculpture
Larry Dell Metal/Fabric Sculpture Toile fabric over chicken wire with steel wire
Embryonic
2017
Toile fabric over chicken wire with steel wire
11' x 9" x 10"

Object inspired by organic forms and organisms. Toile fabric used as a painting medium.
Larry Dell Metal/Fabric Sculpture toile fabric over chicken wire with steel wire
Embryonic (alt view)
2017
toile fabric over chicken wire with steel wire
11"h x 8"w x 8"l

Object inspired by organic forms and organisms. Toile fabric used as a painting medium.

Larry Dell Metal/Fabric Sculpture toile fabric over chicken wire with steel wire
embryonic (alt view)
2017
toile fabric over chicken wire with steel wire
11"h x 8"w x 8"l

Object inspired by organic forms and organisms. Toile fabric used as a painting medium.
Larry Dell Metal/Fabric Sculpture Toile fabric over chicken wire with steel wire
embryonic (alt view)
2017
Toile fabric over chicken wire with steel wire
11"h x 8"w x 8"l

Object inspired by organic forms and organisms. Toile fabric used as a painting medium.

Larry Dell Metal/Fabric Sculpture Chicken wire, toile fabric, tape and steel wire
Come Please!
2017
Chicken wire, toile fabric, tape and steel wire
29" x 14" x 15'

Object inspired and referencing organic forms. Toile fabric used as a painting medium.
Larry Dell Metal/Fabric Sculpture Chicken wire, toile fabric, tape and steel wire
come Please! (alt. view)
2017
Chicken wire, toile fabric, tape and steel wire
29' x 14" x15"

Object inspired and referencing organic forms. Toile fabric used as a painting medium.

Larry Dell Metal/Fabric Sculpture Chicken wire, toile fabric, tape and steel wire
Come Please! (alt. view)
2017
Chicken wire, toile fabric, tape and steel wire
29" x 14" x 15"

Object inspired and referencing organic forms. Toile fabric used as a painting medium.
Larry Dell Metal/Fabric Sculpture Chicken wire, metal grating, toile fabric
Acrobat
2016
Chicken wire, metal grating, toile fabric
32"w x 30"h x 28"d

Funky, playful construction that uses toile fabric as a "paint" medium. Single sheets of toile are almost transparent. Layered toile becomes opaque.

Larry Dell Metal/Fabric Sculpture Chicken wire, metal grating, toile fabric
Acrobat, alt. view
2016
Chicken wire, metal grating, toile fabric
32"w x 30"h x 28"d

Funky, playful construction that uses toile fabric as a "paint" medium. Single sheets of toile are almost transparent. Layered toile becomes opaque.
Larry Dell Metal/Fabric Sculpture Chicken wire, metal grating, toile fabric
Acrobat, alt. view
2016
Chicken wire, metal grating, toile fabric
32"w x 30"h x 28"d

Funky, playful construction that uses toile fabric as a "paint" medium. Single sheets of toile are almost transparent. Layered toile becomes opaque.

Larry Dell Metal/Fabric Sculpture chicken wire, steel wire, fabric
"Marsupial" alternative view
2015
chicken wire, steel wire, fabric
34"h x 32"w x 30"d

Compressed, molded, pounded free standing tabletop form made of chicken wire sewn together with steel wire. References animals and ritual objects.
Larry Dell Metal/Fabric Sculpture chicken wire, steel wire, fabric
"Marsupial"
2015
chicken wire, steel wire, fabric
34"h x 32"w x 30"d

Compressed, molded, pounded free standing tabletop form made of chicken wire sewn together with steel wire. References animals, religious imagery and ritual objects.

Larry Dell Metal/Fabric Sculpture Chicken wire, fabric, steel grating, glass
"Comin At Ya"
2016
Chicken wire, fabric, steel grating, glass
16"w x 14"h x 18"d

Hybrid Process/object sculpture. Part ritual object part animal insect image. Folded, compressed, pounded chicken wire.
Larry Dell Metal/Fabric Sculpture Chicken wire, fabric, steel grating, glass
"Comin At Ya" alt view
2016
Chicken wire, fabric, steel grating, glass
16"w x 14"h x 18"d

Hybrid Process/object sculpture. Part ritual object part animal insect image. Folded, compressed, pounded chicken wire.

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Larry Dell Metal/Fabric Sculpture


Larry Dell Metal/Fabric Sculpture Chicken wire, steel wire, fabric
"Call Ripley"
2014
Chicken wire, steel wire, fabric
30"h x 18"w x 16"d

Part of my crushed and manipulated chicken series. "Call Ripley" is a mash up of sexual, primal and birth imagery to create an anticipatory object that evokes strong reactions from viewers.
Larry Dell Metal/Fabric Sculpture Chicken wire, fabric, steel mesh.
"Insect"
2014
Chicken wire, fabric, steel mesh.
3'h x 3.5w x 1'd

Part of my recent series that creates objects with references to animal/insect parts with an ominous look and feel. Underlying the work is the idea that certain objects have the power to trigger reactions and basic, possibly unconscious feelings.

Larry Dell Metal/Fabric Sculpture Chicken wire, steel wire, fabric
"Incantation Teddy"
2013
Chicken wire, steel wire, fabric
20"w x 22"h x 12"d

Compressed and manipulated chicken wire with fabric.
Larry Dell Metal/Fabric Sculpture chicken wire, steel wire, plastic fabric
Incantation shaman
2013
chicken wire, steel wire, plastic fabric
18"w x 19"h x 13"d

Compressed and formed chicken wire part of my most work. This object like others in the Metal/Fabric series suggest or hint at actual things without exactly illustrating them. In this case the object suggests (at least to me) a animal head in the form of a mask.

Larry Dell Metal/Fabric Sculpture Steel wire, fabric
It Can't Be
2014
Steel wire, fabric
50"w x 30"h x 19"d

Steel wire, chicken wire, fabric, various types of wire mesh that is bent, cut, ground, manipulated and reconfigured. This work as well as the related chicken wire and steel wire sculptures might be characterized as Gothic Anthropomorphic Ominous combining curvilinear forms and the weight of Gothic with clear references of animal and human forms. They are meant to be stand alone original objects without ironic subtext or meaning.
Larry Dell Metal/Fabric Sculpture Chicken wire, steel wire, painted metal mesh, toile fabric.
"Closeup" (alt. view)
2017
Chicken wire, steel wire, painted metal mesh, toile fabric.
20"h x 30"w x 19"d

Ritualistic object. Part of the series inspired by prehistoric and ancient artwork especially hybrid creatures.

Larry Dell Metal/Fabric Sculpture Chicken wire, steel wire, painted metal mesh, toile fabric.
"Closeup"
2017
Chicken wire, steel wire, painted metal mesh, toile fabric.
20"h x 30"w x 19"d

Ritualistic object. Part of the series inspired by prehistoric and ancient artwork especially hybrid creatures.
Larry Dell Metal/Fabric Sculpture Chicken wire, steel wire, toile fabric
"Tongues"
2017
Chicken wire, steel wire, toile fabric
20"h x 20"w x 32"d

Ritualistic object. Part of the series inspired by prehistoric and ancient artwork especially hybrid creatures.

Larry Dell Metal/Fabric Sculpture Steel wire, steel mesh, chicken wire, toile fabric
"Deity"
2017
Steel wire, steel mesh, chicken wire, toile fabric
40"h x 22"w x 20"d

Contemporary interpretation of an ancient deity. Part of a series of works that deal with religious beliefs and practices.
Larry Dell Metal/Fabric Sculpture Steel wire, steel mesh, chicken wire, toile fabric
"Deity" (alt. view)
2017
Steel wire, steel mesh, chicken wire, toile fabric
40"h x 22"w x 20"d

Contemporary interpretation of an ancient deity. Part of a series of works that deal with religious beliefs and practices.

Larry Dell Metal/Fabric Sculpture Chicken Wire, Steel Wire, Fabric
"Santa Fe"
2016
Chicken Wire, Steel Wire, Fabric
32"h x 36"w x 16"d

Intricate, poetic, form achieved by molding chicken wire into shapes that reference flight, lightness, airy imagery and body parts. Angular fabric patterns inspired by Pueblo pottery decorations.
Larry Dell Metal/Fabric Sculpture Chicken Wire, Steel Wire, Fabric
"Santa Fe" (alt. view)
2016
Chicken Wire, Steel Wire, Fabric
32"h x 36"w x 16"d

Intricate, poetic, form achieved by molding chicken wire into shapes that reference flight, lightness, airy imagery and body parts. Angular fabric patterns inspired by Pueblo pottery decorations.

Larry Dell Metal/Fabric Sculpture Chicken Wire, Steel Wire, Fabric
"Santa Fe" (alt. view)
2016
Chicken Wire, Steel Wire, Fabric
32"h x 36"w x 16"d

Intricate, poetic, form achieved by molding chicken wire into shapes that reference flight, lightness, airy imagery and body parts. Angular fabric patterns inspired by Pueblo pottery decorations.
Larry Dell Metal/Fabric Sculpture Chicken wire, steel wire, metal grating, fabric and glass
"Pump It Up Mickey" alt. view
2016
Chicken wire, steel wire, metal grating, fabric and glass
15"h x 13"w x 10" d

Modern iconic image inspired by religious texts, angels and popular culture.

Larry Dell Metal/Fabric Sculpture Chicken wire, steel wire, metal grating, fabric and glass
"Pump It Up Mickey"
2016
Chicken wire, steel wire, metal grating, fabric and glass
15"h x 13"w x 10" d

Modern iconic image inspired by religious texts, angels and popular culture.
Larry Dell Metal/Fabric Sculpture Chicken wire, steel wire, fabric
Revelation
2015
Chicken wire, steel wire, fabric
35"l x 32"w x 46"h

Inspired by the "Book of Revelation" the last book in the Bible. The sculpture represents the battle between the forces of God against the Devil.

Larry Dell Metal/Fabric Sculpture Chicken wire, steel wire, fabric
Revelation
2015
Chicken wire, steel wire, fabric
35"l x 32"w x 46"h

Inspired by the "Book of Revelation" the last book in the Bible. The sculpture represents the battle between the forces of God against the Devil.
Larry Dell Metal/Fabric Sculpture Steel wire, chicken wire, fabric.
"First Offering"
2014
Steel wire, chicken wire, fabric.
36"h x 20"d x 15" d

The title refers to the first offering presented to God, Abel's offering of a lamb. As the story goes God was pleased with Abel's offering but he rejected Cain's offering of grain. Things took a turn for the worse after that.

Larry Dell Metal/Fabric Sculpture Chicken wire, steel wire, fabric, glass shards
Begat, Begat
2015
Chicken wire, steel wire, fabric, glass shards
40"l x 20"w x 36"h

Part of a series of works inspired by the Bible. A sphinx combined with a christian cross that's also an ark. A symbolic representation of the connection between different religions.
Larry Dell Metal/Fabric Sculpture Chicken wire, steel wire, fabric, glass shards
Begat, Begat
2015
Chicken wire, steel wire, fabric, glass shards
40"l x 20"w x 36"h

Part of a series of works inspired by the Bible. A sphinx combined with a christian cross that's also an ark. A symbolic representation of the connection between different religions.

Larry Dell Metal/Fabric Sculpture Photographic paper, construction paper
Paper Wire
2013
Photographic paper, construction paper
8"w x 10"h x 7"d

3-D photo collage. Photos of recent sculptures cut up and reassembled over of a plastic form.
Larry Dell Metal/Fabric Sculpture Chicken wire, steel wire
Kewpie
2013
Chicken wire, steel wire
17"w x 20"h x 8"d

Part of the "Incantation" series.

Larry Dell Metal/Fabric Sculpture chicken wire, steel wire, acrylic paint
Incantation 5 serpent
2013
chicken wire, steel wire, acrylic paint
28"w x 15"h x 17"d
Larry Dell Metal/Fabric Sculpture Chicken wire, steel wire, fabric, spray paint
Biter
2013
Chicken wire, steel wire, fabric, spray paint
70"h x 60"d x 36"w

Larry Dell Metal/Fabric Sculpture Chicken wire, steel wire, fabric, spray paint, acrylic paint
Holy Moly
2013
Chicken wire, steel wire, fabric, spray paint, acrylic paint
60"h x 30"d x 65"w

Inspired by root systems of overturned trees.
Larry Dell Metal/Fabric Sculpture Chicken wire, steel wire, fabric
"Sonic"
2013
Chicken wire, steel wire, fabric
16"h x 18"d x 20"w

Part of the "Incantation" series.

Larry Dell Metal/Fabric Sculpture Chicken wire, steel wire, acrylic paint, fabric
"Lionstar"
2013
Chicken wire, steel wire, acrylic paint, fabric
18"h x 23"w x9"d

Part of the "Incantation" series.
Larry Dell Metal/Fabric Sculpture Chicken Wire, steel wire, spray paint
Elephant Man
2013
Chicken Wire, steel wire, spray paint
18"w x 16"h x 8"d

Part of the "Incantation" series.

Larry Dell Metal/Fabric Sculpture Fabric, tranparent tape, chicken wire, steel wire, paint
Schooner
2013
Fabric, tranparent tape, chicken wire, steel wire, paint
40"h x 32"w x 29"d
Larry Dell Metal/Fabric Sculpture fabric, chicken wire, steel wire, transparent tape, paint, plastic
Spire
2013
fabric, chicken wire, steel wire, transparent tape, paint, plastic
56"h x 34"w x 30d

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